Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

Tim Walsh was in one of the first classes to earn CTSP

Tim Walsh, in First Group to Earn CTSP, Still on a Quest for Safety

Timothy Walsh was in the first class to gain TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential in 2006. He is one of the few who have kept the certification for these last 15 years. “I’m excited to still be involved 15 years later and proud to have been in that first class. I felt very […]

CTSP Safety Tools and Concepts Still Useful 15 Years Later

Eric Wilson, director of environmental health & safety for Monarch Landscape Companies, a five-year TCIA member company headquartered in Los Angeles, California, graduated from TCIA’s CTSP (Certified Treecare Safety Professional) program in July 2006. That makes him one of the first to obtain the credential, and he has maintained it all these 15 years. “I […]

It’s All About Accountability for 15-Year CTSP Nick Peterson

Nick Peterson was one of the first persons to earn the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential, a certification TCIA launched in 2008 to help arborists nurture a culture of safety at their companies. He has maintained the credential for 15 years. “Two reasons I always kept the certification was because I was in that […]

CTSP Has Jarrod Schiltz’s Back

As manager of operations for Minnesota Valley Tree Service, a 27-year TCIA member company based in Granite Falls, Minnesota, Jarrod Schiltz oversees three crews in the high-stakes business of line clearance, a job he has held for almost 17 years. “I’m big on safety, and when people see that I take safety seriously, I think […]

For Louise Levy, Part of CTSP Is Paying It Forward with Safety

With TCIA’s record of helping companies create and maintain a safety culture, Louise Levy, owner and operator of Levy Tree Care, LLC, an 11-year TCIA member company based in Duluth, Minnesota, knew earning her Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential was the way to go. “My company started small and will likely stay small,” she […]

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